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Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve supply chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that uses less materials, is increasingly recyclable and reusable, and is made with more recycled content. Around 47,000 Amcor people generate $12.5 billion in annual sales from operations that span about 230 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC

Packaging Graphic Designer - CatalystTM

Position Job Title:  Packaging Graphic Designer - CatalystTM

Company: Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East & Africa (AFEMEA)

Function: Research & Development

Sub-Function: Amcor Innovation Center - Europe

Location: Gent, Belgium

Line Manager’s Job Title: Packaging Design Manager

Work contract Legal Entity: Amcor Flexibles Gent

Contract Details: Permanent position

Expected hiring date: 1st July 2023

Job Purpose

The Packaging Graphic Designer is responsible for development of the graphic designs that are related to the CatalystTM design services. You will adapt brand designs to the right packaging formats and manage the printed output needed for our physical prototypes. And be responsible for management of the digital proofing printers and print media.


The Amcor Innovation Centre – Europe will be the home of the new CatalystTM team. The CatalystTM team is responsible for the ideation, designing and prototyping of packaging concepts to support the customer engagement.

The Packaging Graphic Designer is a new non-existing role that needs to be shaped. You will work alongside our current industrial packaging designer and prototype designer and will support with graphical design and adaptations for virtual and physical prototyping. A knowledge of packaging artwork, prepress and colour management is required to create the virtual and printed prototypes.

Job Dimensions & Scope

Scope & Geographical spread: Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East and Africa, Cross Business Units

Reporting Function: Research & Development

Internal Relations: Sales, Marketing, Research & Development

External Relations: Customers, Suppliers

Location: Amcor Innovation Center Europe in Gent Belgium 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Manage graphic design and printed/unprinted mock-ups related processes according to customer or project requirements.
  • Design and adapt efficient packaging layouts, and create packaging mock-ups from provided digital art, and specifications or from scratch.
  • Support the creation of formal and informal technical drawings- Die-Lines - as part of designing a final package container based on project CTQs.
  • Be hands on producing physical packaging mock-ups – wide range of package styles and formats - flexible, rigid components and hybrid.
  • Ensure digital files’ artworks are set up to meet printing specifications and are in the best form possible to expediate the manufacturing process.
  • Manage the digital proof printers and print media. Implement color profiling and color calibration on the printers
  • Capable of utilizing the documented customer’s brand guidelines and understand the client’s product and process specification in order to present Graphic design solutions that meets the customer needs.
  • Be familiar with the terms, tools, procedures of the production graphics departments.
  • Workflow planning (considering priority shifts)
  • Manage job priorities based on a schedule and maintain the job status updates to customers and internal contacts as needed. Taking responsibility to meet job deadlines.
  • Maintain, improve and suggest mock-up tools and techniques to achieve successful results.
  • Participate in innovation sessions, customer visits and other development initiatives.

Major Challenges & Complexities

  • Manage of several projects at the same time
  • Challenging leadtimes
  • Manage prioritization shifts
  • Lack of clear guidelines on customer needs, but be able to define strategies


  1. Formal Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or industrial design preferred
  • Must have understanding of digital graphics, printing process and techniques, desktop publishing software and how they apply to the printing processes.
  • Must have strong understanding of semiotics, ergonomic and design concepts. Must have visual culture, market and packaging visual communication standards and aesthetic principles.
  • Must have strong physical mock-up production capabilities and be able to evolve and use the appropriate tools.
  • Expert with Adobe Creative Suite & Artpro. Knowledge of GMG or XRite color management.
  • Worked with flatbed or roll-feed proofing printers.
  • Digital, Flexographic & Rotogravure printing experience preferred - Basic understanding of packaging flexible materials and converting processes preferred
  • Fluent English, Dutch speaking preferred
  1. Specific Skills and Abilities
  • Safety conscious
  • Creative and strategic thinker
  • Natural talent for design and a keen eye for detail. Must be quick, accurate and pro-active.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment (time and project management).
  • Able to ‘connect the dots’ and identify solutions to problems not in traditional ways.
  • Comfortable working with wide range of customer contacts - Ability to partner and work with internal and external customers.
  • Strong organizational skills

If you wish to join Amcor on the sustainability journey, apply today!

Product Development Engineer of BU

Position Job Title: Product Development Engineer of BU

BG and BU: Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East & Africa (AFEMEA)

Function: Research & Development

Job Purpose  

Management and execution of assigned Product Development projects within BU’s market.

As the Product Development Engineer you will lead and/or participate in customer related and segment driven platform projects, new product and product line extension projects, and more complex raw material changes, from the idea to the implementation phase. You will have an active participation in the development of products / concepts / technologies. Our Product Development teams interact with customers and raw material suppliers within their market area of specialization, as well as collaborate with the Plant Technical teams in the scope of new products development projects.

Job Dimensions & Scope

  • Responsible for managing the day to day activities related to the new product development projects (NPDs)
  • Responsible for the documentation and communication of the progress to the Product Development Manager and other selected persons
  • Responsible for technical sales and marketing support within a specific market segment
  • Responsible for managing projects also in other Amcor Flexibles site, outside their local base sites
  • Maintain contact with the relevant packaging machine supplier (when applicable)
  • Interact with Amcor plants

Principal Accountabilities

  • Executing and closing new product development projects for a specific market
  • Set up the plan with milestones and deliverables for the assigned NPD projects
  • Managing the assigned NPD projects in a site, with the support of a selected team
  • Product qualification internally and at customers
  • Monthly reporting on the status, the progress and the following month planned activities
  • Maintaining the project database
  • Managing Key Account and major account driven New Product Development programs
  • Support our Field Technical Service team at assigned customers, upon the need.
  • Technical assistance for sales/marketing in selling concepts, cost reduction initiatives and Amcor Flexibles’ products
  • Preparation of technical presentations for customers
  • Assisting the plant technical team in product optimisation, either driven by customers or internally by plant / cluster

Major Challenges & Complexities

Be the link to customers, sales, marketing and plant regarding R&D insights.

Internal Relationships:

  • Product Development Manager
  • Product Development Director
  • Purchasing
  • Marketing
  • Sales & Key Account Managers
  • Operations
  • Plant Technical and central R&D services

External Relationships:

  • Customers
  • Raw Material and Packaging Machine Suppliers
  • Universities and technical Institutes


Formal Qualifications And Experience

  • Experience in flexible packaging industry is an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of materials, converting or extrusion technologies, chemistry
  • Academic background in Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering etc. is an asset
  • Fluent English is required, other European languages are an asset
  • Project Management experience and proven project leadership roles
  • Proactive and able to communicate with senior management, sites and able to give seminars and presentations to customers
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to build internal and external relationship
  • Solid understanding of overall company strategy and business acumen

If you wish to join Amcor on the sustainability journey, apply today!

Field Technical Service Engineer

Position Job Title: Field Technical Service Engineer

BG: Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East & Africa (AFEMEA)

Function: Research & Development


The primary purpose of this role is to provide regional field service support at customer sites to identify and develop New Business Opportunities with existing product portfolio.

This includes support for New Product trials, troubleshooting of problems on customer equipment (film or machine related), and supporting resolution of quality issues. The role also serves as a liaison with machine suppliers, working with them to ensure a close link with Amcor in effort to secure new business opportunities. The role reports to the Field Technical Service Manager.


  • Rapidly deliver new sales through the field service support of new business opportunities at customer sites
  • Support is regionally based, so regularly working with customers across different markets is anticipated
  • Maintain close contact with sales, R&D and customers and communicate project regularly
  • Execute on field service calls, following up with detailed field service reports to enhance communication internally and externally
  • Autonomously maintain schedule and work with the sales team to best meet the schedule needs of the customers


 Field Service Support (New Business) 

  • Secure new business growth for Amcor through on site support of customers
  • Actively support customer packaging trials from first attempts through to industrial qualifications
  • Resolve issues with packaging material/machine/product interactions
  • Assist R&D and sales with the acquisition of key information needed from the customer in order to support the new product development process
  • Responsibility for communication of the results of all activities and follow up on actions within Amcor and with customers

Field Service Support (Quality) 

  • Protecting existing business
  • Support AFEA plants and customers by helping to rapidly resolve quality issues at customer sites and eliminate/reduce losses
  • Engage with customers on-site to resolve quality issues by making recommendations on machine

processing or other changes (both at customer’s and Amcor’s end)  

Link with Packaging Machine Suppliers 

  • Engage with machine suppliers
  • Educate them on Amcor’s product offering
  • Keep key suppliers stocked with sample materials
  • Pre-validate Amcor’s products
  • Nurture the relationship such that Amcor benefits from new business opportunities
  • Stay abreast of the latest in machine technology


Internal Relationships

  • Product Development Engineers/Managers
  • Sales Executives/Managers
  • Quality Engineers/Managers

External Relationships

  • Exposure ranges from shop floor to high executive level of customers (depending on the situation)
  • External machine suppliers
  • Machine shops


Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelors in engineering, related field or equivalent engineering experience is an asset
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar role
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitudes
  • Experience with equipment control systems, feedback loops, thermal transfer, hydraulic systems, cooling and heating systems, etc.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong people skills with proven ability to develop teamwork and achieve results
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Solid understanding of flexible packaging converting processes (printing, laminating, film extrusion, forming and filling) is an asset
  • Knowledge of packaging validation procedures is an asset

If you wish to join Amcor on the sustainability journey, apply today!

Product Development Engineer Graduate Program 2023

Position Job Title: Product Development Engineer Graduate Program 2023

Company: Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East & Africa (AFEMEA)

Function: Research & Development

Location Rotation: The first rotation will take place in Gent, Belgium. The final location will be in Kreuzlingen, Swizterland.

Start Date: September/October 2023.

Why choose the Amcor Experience?

The Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East and Africa (AFEMEA) Graduate Program is an exciting opportunity to further develop your skills and unwrap your expertise with an international packaging leader offering you a unique working experience in an innovative and diverse environment.

This Graduate Program is an 18-month development opportunity, which consists of 3 international rotations in Europe.

Take on a Challenge!

Each year we select, train and develop some of the world's brightest graduate trainees. Our Graduate Program is specifically designed for independent and motivated thinkers who love to learn and take on new challenges and responsibilities – ambitious people who want to make their mark in the professional world.

As an R&D graduate:

  • You will gain insight and be part of the largest and most advanced global flexible packaging R&D team. You’ll have access to a set of research and product development programs that we’re running globally and particularly focussed in driving our sustainability agenda which aims at developing and implementing solutions that are recyclable, use renewable sources and contribute to a reduction in carbon footprint.
  • Your assignments will include the direct responsibility on tasks and support of a global team working on research projects including the scouting of materials and technologies and the development of recyclable solutions
  • You will be part of the Sustainability global R&D team and collaborate with colleagues from other R&D areas, our laboratories, pilot lines and operations around the globe.

What do you need?

It’s a good start to have the following:

  • Master’s/Honours degree in chemical, materials, physics, surface chemistry etc.
  • Fluency in English & German is required.
  • Passion for Product Development and Sustainability. Desire to be part of the solution bringing circular economy to a reality in the packaging world.
  • Proactive and hands-on personality with a results-oriented focus
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects efficiently
  • Ability to communicate efficiently (summarize activities, draw conclusion, make proposals)
  • Collaboration skills and ability to work in a team in a multi-cultural environment
  • Desire a long-term career in R&D / Product Development

If you wish to join Amcor on the sustainability journey, apply today!

(Sr) Research Engineer Sustainable Fiber products

Position Job Title: (Sr) Research Engineer Sustainable Fiber products

BG and BU: Amcor Flexibles – Core R&D

Function: Research & Development

Job Purpose

Responsible for driving strategic fiber-based packaging R&D projects from base research to product launch with a strong focus on Amcor’s Sustainability targets. This global role requires a collaborative, flexible and dynamic approach, having close links with multiple R&D teams, manufacturing sites, marketing, product management, sales and customers, to deliver breakthrough innovations leading to long term sales and profitable growth.

Job Dimensions & Scope

The Research Engineer will be responsible for engineering projects related to fiber based packaging both in the flexible and the (semi)rigid space. This includes base material research, as well as developing/carrying out materials analysis related to the fiber space including but not limited to repulping, mechanical characterization, and surface characterization.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for running R&D projects; specifically, projects will focus on fiber material engineering to be further used in converted products.
  • Identify clear targets and project costs. Meet project plans, create regular project up-dates and monthly reports
  • Involvement and alignment with Marketing, Product Management and Sales to ensure project prioritization and budgeting
  • The role requires close links with other R&D teams to deliver finished converted products to market
  • Coordinate and support development activities with manufacturing plants and external suppliers
  • Responsible for the trial and budget for own projects
  • Assist Pilot Operations and Analytical Laboratories during project execution
  • Support the innovation opportunities through the preparation of innovation presentations, workshops and meetings to ensure full company alignment
  • Carry out materials testing using relevant analytical techniques, developing new methods as required

Major Challenges & Complexities

Technically complex projects requiring interface with a wide range of stakeholders; cross-functional coordination through Amcor different functions to guarantee clear targets, smooth execution and reliable roll out.

Connecting with various stakeholders:


  • R&D Product Development teams
  • Marketing & Product Management
  • Pilot and Analytical teams
  • Manufacturing sites
  • Product Safety


  • Technology providers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Machine manufacturers


  • University degree in related science, engineering or technical discipline or equivalent years in industrially relevant experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience, preferably, in the paper making/packaging industry or equivalent post-graduate experience with an industrial link.
  • Preferred materials science or materials engineering background.
  • Technical knowledge on packaging materials.
  • Project Management experience and proven project leadership role
  • Standard knowledge of usual IT tools (Microsoft Office…)
  • Proactive and able to communicate with various stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to build internal and external relationships
  • Fluent English is required

If you wish to join Amcor on the sustainability journey, apply today!

Senior Research Engineer Wet Chemistry

Position Job Title: Senior Research Engineer Wet Chemistry

BG and BU: Amcor Flexibles Europe Middle East & Africa

Function: Research & Development

Location: Gent, Belgium preferably, other R&D Houses can be considered

Job Purpose

As Senior Research Engineer you will be responsible for managing and closing Core R&D wet chemistry (with focus on paper applications) development platform technologies, projects and concepts through to product launch to succeed the Amcor sustainability agenda. The role requires close links within the Global Core R&D organisation, Regional Segment R&D teams, Procurement and Plant Technical Teams in order to generate and deliver profitable growth through new product developments.

Job Dimensions & Scope

You will manage your own wet chemistry development projects and formulate new recipes. You will represent the Core R&D wet chemistry team in project meetings with Regional Segment R&D, Procurement, Plants, etc. on a Global scale. As Senior Research Engineer you will organize and co-ordinate the work in the project team, set priorities in alignment with the needs of the business and ensure project delivery on time. Working closely with key internal customers globally like Segment Product Development and Procurement, you will be the key contact for these teams on technical questions, relating to wet chemistry and raw materials, specifically in inks and adhesives. You will also be the key contact for our Technical Procurement team and raw material suppliers for this raw material groups.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsibility for running, following-up and closing Core R&D wet chemistry building block developments on time. Responsibility for technical customer satisfaction (internal & external), support trials and customer projects launch. Development of wet chemistry formulations internally & with suppliers. Considering sustainable solutions vs. existing formulations.
  • On hands wet chemistry formulation, including practical work / application on diverse substrates.
  • Organizing / co-ordinating wet chemistry development projects and setting priorities.
  • Represent the Core R&D wet chemistry team in project meetings.
  • Identify clear targets and costs. Meet project plans, create regular project up-dates and monthly reports.
  • Close links with customers (internal & external) in order to deliver profitable growth or significant cost savings through new product development and technical assistance.
  • Support innovation opportunities through the preparation of innovation presentations, workshops and meetings internally and externally to capture new sales opportunities.
  • Technology scouting in the field of wet chemistry for (paper) packaging within the Core R&D expert community.
  • Participate in Global innostreams in his/her field of expertise.
  • Consulting other functions in his/her field of expertise.

Major Challenges & Complexities

Be the link to Core R&D experts (Fellows), Regional Segment Product Development, Procurement & Suppliers and Plants regarding technical insights on wet chemistry and raw materials.


  • University degree or comparable education in organic chemistry.
  • Experience in lacquer / adhesive development for the flexible packaging industry (focus on paper applications).
  • Knowledge and experience in raw materials for wet chemistry used in packaging materials.
  • Knowledge in lacquer / adhesive formulation.
  • Project management experience.
  • Communication; working in cross functional teams
  • Experience in regulatory affairs for raw materials.
  • Standard knowledge of usual IT tools (Microsoft Office).
  • Fluent in English, other European language is an asset.
  • Cost thinking and customer oriented.
  • Commercial acumen in a technical environment.
  • Service mentality and able to respond to customers ‘on demand’.
  • Proactive and able to communicate with senior management, sites and able to give presentations to customers.
  • Able to build internal and external relationship.

If you wish to join Amcor on the sustainability journey, apply today!